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Johnson, Rebels squelch Wildcats
The Rebels won Monday despite collecting just four hits. - photo by Mark Lastinger/staff

SPRINGFIELD -- Effingham County's Ethan Johnson maintained his string of consistent pitching Monday, taking down Region 2-AAAAAA Richmond Hill 3-0 with a complete-game five-hitter. He logged seven strikeouts.

The Rebels got two of their runs in the second inning. Chandler Hinely plated one of them with an RBI groundout. Chase Howze also knocked in a run during the rally.

The final RBI came from Jerid Stokes. 

The Rebels only collected four hits off Wildcats pitcher Jackson Finley, including one each by Stokes, Howze, JR Lonon and Christian Campbell.